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11-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyerfan52 View Post
Before expansion the only Canadian teams were TO & Montreal. The Leafs were marketed as "English Canada's team". The fans in BC, Alberta, Mb. & Ottawa had no problem supporting a better local team even after being force fed the Leafs for so long.
It would likely be the same for another team in the GTA (or Hamilton).
Force fed? Yes, they strapped you to a chair and said you watch this or else right? No one "forced" the Leafs or the Canadiens upon anyone.

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